In 2010 the number of investment projects in Syria increased by 46,5% compared with the 2009 figures. According to the Syrian Investment Agency (SIA), approved approved 400 investment projects in Syria, with a total value of $1.9 billion. About 40% of these licenses were released in Damascus and Aleppo, the two Syria’s biggest cities.
The manufacturing sector received the most investments followed by the transport and agriculture sectors. 41 projects involved foreign investors, with Turkey as major contributor with nine projects in the country.